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Google+ Saved Searches Are Going Away On November 15th

Google is getting rid of the”saved searches” feature in Google+, but if you actually use it, you probably already knew that. It’s more likely that you don’t use it or haven’t used it lately. Otherwise, it probably wouldn’t be going away. Google is alerting users of the news when they go to actually look at one of the searches they …

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Do You Want Google Using Your Name And Face In Ads?

Google announced a new update to its terms of service the other day that is unsurprisingly ruffling some feathers. The change enables Google to use users’ profile names and photos across Google products as it sees fit. You know, like in ads. Other changes include a reminder about mobile device safety and details on password confidentiality. Do you mind if …

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Google Adds Google+ Hashtags To Web Search

Google announced today that it is adding Google+ hashtag support to Google Search. If you search for a hashtag on Google, it will show results from Google+ on the right-hand side of the results page. You can then click over to see more on Google+ itself. Googler Zaheed Sabur made the announcement in a Google+ post: Just imagine how useful …

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New Google Navigation About To Roll Out

A new navigation style for Google has been spotted numerous times in the wild throughout the year, and it looks like it will soon finally be rolling out to users. Gerson CastaƱeda shared the following screenshot on Google+: Gerson CastaƱeda20 hours ago WE HAVE AN UPDATE !! 39    13 Powered by socialditto In the comments, a Googler said, “We’ll …

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Google Adds More Google+ Integration To Blogger Blogs

Google has slowly but surely adding Google+ integration with its ages-old blogging platform, Blogger. On Monday, the company announced that users can now share blog posts to Google+ automatically. This is one of those things that seems like a no-brainer, and a surprise that Google didn’t enable a long time ago, but either way, it’s here now. “Notifying your followers …

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Google Now Has Official Info, Invites Available For Helpouts

Google Helpouts, a new video-based ecommerce platform, was spotted in the wild last month, and now Google has a landing page that anyone can access, and request an invite to the service, as well as a series of help documents related to the service. You can’t actually use Helpouts right now, but you can learn about it, and try to …

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Would You Use Google+ More If You Knew It Could Help Your Search Rankings?

Update: Matt Cutts has responded to Moz’s report. See end for update. Sure, some of you are already using Google+ a lot, and I’m not one to call it a ghost town, but I don’t think many would argue that it doesn’t get the level of use as Facebook. But if you knew for a fact that Google+ could directly …

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Google+ For Android Gets Better Apps Support As Google Launches Google+ Domains API

As previously reported, Google is launching an update to its Google+ app for Android with a number of changes. Among them are some new features specifically for Google Apps customers. For example, the app supports multiple account, so coworkers can easily share stuff with one another from their smartphones, even if they primarily use it for personal purposes. You can …

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Google+ For Android Updated, Messenger Ditched In Favor Of Hangouts

Are you one of the millions of people who use Google+ everyday on your Android device. If so, Google has a treat for you in the form of new updates. Google’s Virgil Dobjanschi took to Google+ this morning to announce five upcoming updates for Google+ on Android. The updates range from usability improvements to the Google killing off certain features …

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Google, Facebook And Twitter Train Mental Health Nonprofits On Social Media

Representatives from Google, Facebook and Twitter got together for a big training session for mental health nonprofits in Washington D.C. this afternoon, and Google has put 2 1/2 hours worth of video from the event online for anyone interested to watch. The presentations discuss managing social media accounts, running social media campaigns, integrating with multimedia, and tracking analytics. “Nearly 45 …

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Gmail Brings Back Phone Calls Via Hangouts

When Google recently transitioned Gmail’s chat feature to Hangouts, it got rid of voice calling, but Google announced that is back as part of Hangouts. In addition to that, calls to the US and Canada are free from all countries where the feature is available. “For those of you who have taken the plunge and are using desktop Hangouts in …

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